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Hi guys,

I have an old PCI-E x300SE laying around that I want to use for my second computer. Problem is, it has bad cooling with only a passive heatsink installed, so I'm afraid to overclock it, according to reports of "funny electrical smells."

I have some extra 80mm fans lying around, would those be sufficient if I attach them via rubberband to the heatsink? They also have 4 pin PWM control.

Thanks!

BTW: The Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro did wonders on my system...75C (stock) to 55C (AC Freezer) load!
post #2 of 13
that should work, its ghetto =D
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I had one of those cept i sold it to Krunk_Kracker and i was able to get it to 412 on the core from stock all i did was put AS5 on teh core and hot glued 2 fans from the old slot1 processors and the heatsink stayed nice and cool. Try that if you can or you can try to mount that 80mm fan on there some how.
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Do you think I'd be able to overclock more since it is a 80mm fan and pushes more air compared to a standard VGA cooler?
post #5 of 13
the rubber band will dry in time and the fan will fall down, you can try it with the rubberband and if it works u can try to use another way for mounting it .
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Hi guys,

I have an old PCI-E x300SE laying around that I want to use for my second computer. Problem is, it has bad cooling with only a passive heatsink installed, so I'm afraid to overclock it, according to reports of "funny electrical smells."

I have some extra 80mm fans lying around, would those be sufficient if I attach them via rubberband to the heatsink? They also have 4 pin PWM control.

Thanks!

BTW: The Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro did wonders on my system...75C (stock) to 55C (AC Freezer) load!
Sorry to break your balls, but 55C is pretty high for any system. Even load.

Yeah an 80mm fan should be plenty. I can't really justify putting a VF900 on an X300, but that cooler... Wow.
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post #7 of 13
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Flaking, it was better than what I got with stock. With stock, it once reached 90C - prescott chip.

No, I'm not putting a AC Freezer on the x300, its for my CPU.
post #8 of 13
That was my first video card, ever. Mine had a little 40 or 50mm fan and a little heatsink on the core. I was able to get it to 484mhz stable on the core (525 3dmark stable) and 287mhz on the ram. After overclocking, the X300SE beats or beats the X550.
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Sorry to break your balls, but 55C is pretty high for any system. Even load.

Yeah an 80mm fan should be plenty. I can't really justify putting a VF900 on an X300, but that cooler... Wow.
I put water cooling on my 7600GS


I want to see a phasechanged cooled a x300se.
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post #10 of 13
No really ghetto is propping the fan up on a game MID and an empty pci slot...Uhmmm ...Not that I have any extra fans blowing on my GPU like that ...err at least that I can see.....And no i don't have a side window....
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